Category Archives: Lighter Side
Seriously. James Hackett, a 26=year-old Massachusetts man, was arrested for assault and battery after throwing a container of McDonald’s French Fries at his 11-year-old step-daughter during a family squabble. Police described the fries as “a dangerous weapon,” citing the fact that they were “hot and oily” (the girl came through … Continue reading
Why arresting people pays and bank robbery doesn’t, what ever became of the Watergate’s Room 723, and why did the writer shoot himself in the arm?
Why, statistically, bank robbery doesn’t pay And why arresting people does What ever happened to the Watergate Hotel’s Room 723? Why did the writer shoot himself in the arm? This article, and all articles on this site, are © 2012 by Bill Bickel unless otherwise noted.
There are any number of reasons a criminal might return to the scene of a crime: for one Barcelona-area couple, who ran from a bookstore after being caught shoplifting, it was to see what became of their baby, whom they’d left behind at the bookstore in its carriage. This article, … Continue reading
Gotta love this. This week’s New Yorker cover references, of course, New York City’s plan to ban the sale of large cups of soda Venezuela Uses Mimes to Enforce Traffic Laws: Nothing really more to say about that, is there? Death Row Suicide Highlights Execution Delays — This is the … Continue reading
New Jersey Man Arrested After Confessing That He Strangled Etan Patz in 1979 — A little perspective, though: he’s offered no motive, and as far as the public has been made aware, there is no physical evidence. The media, in its zeal to report the end of one of nation’s … Continue reading
Okay, maybe this one isn’t quite comparable to this morning’s People Who Clearly WANTED to Get Caught list, but it does involve a criminal activity and a cell phone and Facebook: Katy McCaffrey had her iPhone stolen during a Disney Cruise Line vacation last month. The thief, allegedly a Disney … Continue reading
It’s not easy being Desmomd Hatchett. At least that’s what the 33-year-old Knoxville, Tennessee man told a judge last week when he petitioned to have his child support payments reduced. Half of his minimum wage salary goes to child support — which doesn’t really amount to very much money for … Continue reading
A law firm attempting to drum up clients for “distracted driving” lawsuits sent out a press release that began:A couple that sustained life-altering injuries during a 2009 car accident caused by a texting teenager is seeking to hold the person the driver was texting liable for their injuries by adding … Continue reading
Seriously, does anybody not know how this one ends? (but just in case you can’t…